The lowdown on retinoids (part 1)

The lowdown on retinoids (part 1)

Do you know your retinol from your retinal? Retinoids are probably the most well studied actives used in cosmetics but not all are created equal. Learn about what retinoids are and the benefits they can offer your skin.
Sun protection: the best tool against skin ageing (Part 1)

Sun protection: the best tool against skin ageing (Part 1)

Protecting your skin from UV exposure is one of the most effective ways of preventing damage to your skin. If you currently spend your hard earned cash on skincare products for “anti-ageing”, sunscreen is without doubt the best anti-ageing product available and without it there seems little point in using other anti-ageing products.
Skin barrier health: preservation vs repair

Skin barrier health: preservation vs repair

Skin barrier health is often only considered once damage has occurred. Here's how to make it a key goal when approaching your daily skincare routine!

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Death by INCI series: formulation myths - part 4 - avoid preservatives

Death by INCI series: formulation myths - part 4 - avoid preservatives

Preservatives are VITAL in any water-containing cosmetic products - let's discuss why! 

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Death by INCI series: formulation myths - part 3 "filler" ingredients

Death by INCI series: formulation myths - part 3 "filler" ingredients

Water is NOT a filler, but an important solvent - an inactive ingredient necessary for a lot of the water-loving ingredients needed for healthy, hydrated skin.

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Death by INCI series: formulation myths - part 2 - skincare actives

Death by INCI series: formulation myths - part 2 - skincare actives

Should active ingredients always be high on an INCI list? The short answer is no, but let me explain why!

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Death by INCI series, formulation myths - Part 1 - ingredient analyser apps

Death by INCI series, formulation myths - Part 1 - ingredient analyser apps

Should you use INCI lists, or ingredient analyser apps to choose skincare? This post explains why they oversimplify a very complex topic!

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Skin barrier health: less is more - let's be kind to our skin!

Skin barrier health: less is more - let's be kind to our skin!

We shouldn't push our skin with higher strengths of actives. "Less is more" is obvious when it comes to actives like retinoids & acids (or maybe not?!), but the same is also true of ingredients like niacinamide. Let's discuss why!

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